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Photo of chef, Eric Oto over a flaming wok

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Eric Oto has been appointed chef de cuisine of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Oto is now responsible for overseeing the culinary...
From left: JCCH board chair Christine Kubota; Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa; Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige; Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho; honorees Kenny and Chizuko Endo of Taiko Center of the Pacific; honorees Barry Masuo, Ethel Yamane and Ethel Hasegawa, representing the JCCH Gift Shop Visionaries; honoree Tsukasa Harufuku of JTB Hawaii Inc.; honorees Mabel and Norman Hashisaka of Kauai Kookies; honoree Dean Okimoto of Nalo Farms and JCCH president/executive director Carole Hayashino.

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The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i recognized six individuals, organizations and volunteers at its annual “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” gala on June 17...
Seated: Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa; Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa and wife Ann; Dr. Genshitsu Sen, president of the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii; and former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihee and wife Lynne. Standing: Former Consul General of Japan in Honolulu and current Urasenke Tankokai Federation advisor Kishichiro Amae; Dr. Sakurai; Mrs. Yukiko Sakurai, niece of Dr. Sen; Mrs. Hidemi Amae; East-West Center president Richard Vuylsteke; Japan-America Society of Hawaii board chair Sal Miwa; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i board chair Christine Kubota; Misako Kurokawa; Mr. Ajito of Urasenke Japan; and Akemi Kurokawa, former president of Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii.

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Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii president Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner reception for friends and members of the Chado Urasenke Tanko Kai Hawaii Association...
Early Deigo Club members (from left) Robert Nakamoto, Kenyu Tokuda (who died recently) and Masa Nakama.

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Deigo Club’s 2017 officers and advisors (from left): Masako Nakama, assistant treasurer; Sunny Tominaga, treasurer; Elaine Sato, English secretary; Naoko Wada, Japanese secretary;...
Sachie Saigusa-Sensei with the two recipients of certificates of achievement — Michiko Fukumoto (left) and Takako Yajima-Stults (right).

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Members of the Sumie Society of Hawaii celebrated the conclusion of their 15th annual exhibition at Honolulu Hale with a luncheon at Alan Wong’s...
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Hokkaidö Prefecture, Japan’s second-largest island, and the state of Hawai‘i are now sister-states. The signing of the sister-state relationship by Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige...
Kuakini Auxiliary members, Kuakini Health System administration team and Tendai Mission representatives in front of the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery following the May 30 memorial service. Bishop Ryokan Ara (in brown minister’s robe) of Tendai Mission of Hawaii and Gary Kajiwara (on Ara’s left), president/CEO of Kuakini, anchor the photo. (Photo courtesy Kuakini Health System)

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The Kuakini Auxiliary honored the memory of 141 former Issei residents of Kuakini Home on May 30 at the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial...
Colin Nakagawa of the Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm and his father, Susumu Nakagawa, with Roland Higashi and Ivan Nakano of JCAH.

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JCAH president Ivan Nakano (far left) and Nikkei Kigyo event chair Roland Higashi (far right) with Nikkei Kigyo honorees (from left) Larry Dodo,...
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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i would receive $155,812 in...
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The Wahiawa Lions Club will hold the third annual Wahiawa War Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, July 16, at 4 p.m. at the Wahiawä District...

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